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  •  to be blunt, it doesn't matter (0+ / 0-)

    Both China and Japan are already part of the WTO, so they already live under virtually all those rules anyway. TPPA might set different numbers for particular products or industries, but the rules of the game are the same as WTO, and they are already under those rules.

    TPPA is itself part of a mostly failed attempt by the neocons to replace the multinational WTO with bilateral agreements which the US can dominate. It's entirely possible that TPPA will fall flat on its face, like FTAA already has. But the WTO remains, and everyone already bows to it.

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